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Archive for October, 2005

Don’t Let Your Boss Read This Item

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Shhh. This from Ad Age about blogs:
Blog this: U.S. workers in 2005 will waste the equivalent of 551,000 years reading blogs.
Currently, the time employees spend reading non-work blogs is the equivalent of 2.3 million jobs
Of course, that’s only if you are reading blogs other than, which is, of course, directly related to the [...]

Joplin, Mo., & Vancouver style Citizen Journalism

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

So what’s the heartland saying about citizen journalism? Here is an article in the Joplin (Missouri) Globe headlined: A new way to tell the news: Blogs represent a return to community journalism
Within the story a mention is made of Orato, a quasi citizen journalism site based in Vancouver. It will be launched in November. Citizen [...]

New York Times Bill Keller’s Exercise in Trust

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

I am late to blogging this, but here is how Bill Keller’s memo Friday to his staff begins:
As you can imagine, I’ve done a lot of thinking — and a lot of listening — on the subject of what I should have done differently in handling our reporter’s entanglement in the White House leak investigation. [...]

Creative Commons: New Copyright Explained

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Lawrence Lessig, who founded the Creative Commons to enable open source content in ways that traditional copyright laws don’t, is now blogging and emailing a weekly explanation of the history of the Creative Commons and what it will mean to content producers and users. Here is Part I and Part II and Part III.
It [...]

Will Washington Post Invite Citizen Journalists?

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Here is a question asked in an online forum with Washington Post’s online executive editor Jim Brady:
When will citizen journalism be coming to
Jim Brady: Can’t tell you when, but we’re working on a handful of other ways to engage users, and among them is allowing for submission of content from outside sources. But [...]